ATP Tour Players Salute Graduating College Seniors With #Set4Success
The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented college seniors from attending their graduation ceremonies in person this year, but the tennis world united on Wednesday to give them a sendoff with the #Set4Success campaign spearheaded by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Top ATP Tour and WTA players sent video messages to salute seniors at their respective alma maters, including John Isner (University of Georgia), Kevin Anderson (University of Illinois), Steve Johnson (University of Southern California) and Rajeev Ram (University of Illinois). Former ATP Tour players James Blake (Harvard University), Paul Annacone (University of Tennessee) and Patrick Galbraith (UCLA) also participated in the project.
“Collegiate seasons abruptly ended this spring due to COVID-19 and in-person graduations can’t happen. Some seniors will choose to return. Others will play their last match without knowing it,” said the ITA in a statement. “But no matter what lies ahead, tennis alums, coaches and ITA programs are coming together to celebrate our sport’s seniors, letting them know they are set #Set4Success on the court and off.”
Congratulations to the @UGAtennis seniors for graduating from @universityofga. We all know this wasn’t the way you guys thought this would end, but all of you are without a doubt #Set4Success for life after college. pic.twitter.com/OoIYFyuIGk— John Isner (@JohnIsner) May 6, 2020
Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) May 6, 2020
Steve Johnson (@SJohnson_89) May 7, 2020
A huge congrats to the @IlliniMTennis @Illinois_Alma that are graduating this month. No doubt you are #Set4Success and these tough times will only make you stronger.. @ITA_Tennis pic.twitter.com/fwJdwUXjoR— Rajeev Ram (@RajeevRam) May 6, 2020
Congratulations to all the seniors. Sorry you don’t get the experience of walking and collecting that diploma you earned with all of that hard work. (But I try to convince myself it’s ok to not have done that) #set4success @HarvardMTennis pic.twitter.com/ATo6BMJQtR— James Blake (@JRBlake) May 6, 2020
Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33) May 6, 2020